Dutch company Q-Point to offer training projects in Mozambique

18 October 2012

Q-Point, a Dutch company specialised in food safety consulting, plans to start two training projects on processing agricultural products, water resource and biotechnology management in Mozambique, the company said.

Both the projects will begin in November and will be carried out over four years as part of Nuffic/Niche, a Netherlands-funded aid programme intended to increase institutional capacity in developing countries through post-secondary professional training.

One of the projects, which will involve the Manica Higher Polytechnic Institute is intended to promote agricultural development in the region. Development is slow in the area due to inexperience and a lack of technological skills.

The second project will involve the recently-created Gaza Higher Polytechnic Institute, in Chokué, a district in which a significant part of agricultural harvests has been lost, likely due to a lack of qualified workers who have specific knowledge about how to solve problems.

According to Q-Point, these two projects will have the support of CBE International, based in Amsterdam, as well as of South Africa’s Free State University and Kenya’s Egerton University, and Aquator Groene Ruimte and IPC Groen & Ruimte, which are also from the Netherlands. (macauhub)